The Transportation Security Agency's latest plans to abuse passengers have attracted a lot of attention. People aren't pleased at having to choose between body-imaging that shows all their naughty bits or a pat-down that that feels an awful lot like a sexual assault. Maybe this time the outrage will lead to action, and someone will put a stop to this insulting behavior. Or … [Read more...] about Waiting For the TSA to Metastasize
I've been writing about the un-American and totalitarian horror of civil forfeiture laws for a while, and I've been following the issue on and off for two decades, so the latest bit of outrage to make the rounds isn't really a surprise: On Monday, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the Missouri Highway Patrol and the U.S. Attorney's Office filed a joint complaint in the Eastern … [Read more...] about Sailing the Waters Of Civil Forfeiture
Attention, pedophiles! Do you like touching children? Well, if you haven't been arrested yet, you've probably already applied for this job: God, I hate this kind of crap. … [Read more...] about Do You Like Touching Children?
After reading some of the comments from GW's recent NBC interview, I understand better the unconstitutional responses to 9/11 America is still suffering under. When questioned about the use of torture Bush's response was:"I will tell you this: using those techniques saved lives. My job was to protect America. And I did."We really need to make it more clear when we hire a … [Read more...] about Bush Was Confused About Job Description
Can somebody explain to me what the hell is going on in Jacob Sullum's latest post at Reason's Hit&Run blog? Here's the background: Last week Kansas physician Stephen Schneider and his wife, Linda, who worked as a nurse in his practice, were sentenced to 30 and 33 years, respectively, for painkiller prescriptions the Drug Enforcement Administration considered … [Read more...] about Tanya Treadway – Enemy of the First Amendment